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Central Offers Wide-Ranging November Concerts

Featured: Central Offers Wide-Ranging November Concerts

October 26, 2018

This November, Central College will host seven musical performances ranging from classical to opera to jazz and from full orchestras to small combos to solo performances. Here’s what awaits music lovers on Central’s campus.

ALMA Jazz Ensemble

ALMA will perform a variety of works under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Gabriel Espinosa ’79.

Showtime and admission: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Cox-Snow Music Center Recital Hall. Admission is $5 at the door; no advanced tickets are required.

Caramina Burana

The College Community Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Samuel Stapleton, director of orchestral activities, and the A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Mark Babcock ’91, director of choral activities, along with accompanists Marlys Grimm, piano, and Lecturer of Music Kris DeWild, piano, will perform “Caramina Burana” by Carl Orff.

Showtime and admission: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the newly-renovated Douwstra Auditorium on the Central campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Flute Ensemble

The flute studio recital featuring the Central Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Adjunct Instructor of Music Megan Hofeldt, will perform a wide range of music including student solos and flute ensemble music that makes use of the entire flute family, from piccolo to alto to bass to contrabass flute. Pieces to be performed include “Flourishes” for Flute Choir by Kathy Farmer; “It Don’t Mean a Thing” for Flute Choir by Duke Ellington and arranged by Adrian Wagner; and “The Water is Wide” for Flute Choir based on the traditional folk song.

Showtime and admission: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Central’s Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Percussion Ensemble

The Central College Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Senior Lecturer in Music Stan Dahl, will perform a variety of percussion and mallet ensemble selections. Works include “Japanese Overture” by Ney Rosauro; “Las Perlitas” by Apolonio Aguirre and arranged by John Currey; “Rêverie” by Claude Debussy and arranged by Michael Boo; “Pieces of Wood” by Steve Reich; and TAIKO drumming. Special guests, the Dutch Boom Drumline, will also perform several drum cadences during the performance.

Showtime and admission: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the newly-renovated Douwstra Auditorium on Central’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Jazz Band

The Central College Jazz Band with guest artist Matt Lemmler, piano, and under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Gabriel Espinosa ’79,  will perform a mix of original works by Espinosa and jazz standards. Works include “Papao” by Espinosa and arranged by Mike Conrad; “Everything” arranged by Scott Ragsdale; “Fever” arranged by Roger Holmes; “The Girl from Impanema” arranged by Roger Holmes; “Sway” arranged by Mark Taylor; “Stompin’ at the Savoy” arranged by Roy Phillippe; “Guantanamera” arranged by Michael Philip Mossman; “Tres” by Espinosa and arranged by Mike Conrad; “The Way You Look Tonight” arranged by Roger Holmes; and “Night and Day” arranged by Nelson Riddle.

Showtime and admission: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Cox-Snow Music Center Recital Hall on the Central campus. All seats are $10; free with Central ID.

A Night of Opera

Central College Voice Studio students will perform under the direction of Instructor of Music Sarah Van Waardhuizen, Scott Brunscheen and Lecturer of Music Erin Bryan. They will be accompanied by Lecturer of Music Kris DeWild. Pieces performed include “Là ci darem la mano” from “Don Giovanni” by W.A. Mozart and “Lascia Ch’io Pianga” from “Rinaldo” by G.F. Handel.

Showtime and admission: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the newly-renovated Douwstra Auditorium on Central’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

ALMA Christmas Concert

Central College’s ALMA jazz ensemble will perform its annual Christmas Concert under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Gabriel Espinosa ’79.

Showtime and admission: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Cox-Snow Music Center Recital Hall on the Central campus. All seats are $10; free with Central ID.

For more information about these events, contact Cox-Snow Music Center at (641) 628-5383.

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